Je vis dans une maison qui n'existe pas

Laurène Marx BE FR
  • Th 15.08.24 21h
  • Fr 16.08.24 19h30
  • Duration 1h15
  • From age 12
Location and other practical information

Usine à Gaz, Rue César-Soulié 1, Nyon

This proposal is part of the Transcending borders route.

  • Accessible aux personnes à mobilité réduite
  • Accessible to the visually impaired
For people with reduced mobility, please register before the show to gain access to an adapted entrance to the building.
Themes of mental health and childhood trauma are addressed. Stroboscopic effects in certain scenes.

In this new play, Laurène Marx shines, illuminates, uplifts, and upsets as she lifts the veil on dealing with childhood trauma, the inertia of the psychiatric care system, and the need to fragment one’s personality in order to survive in a world where neuro-diverse people feel excluded, maladjusted, and irredeemable. Somewhere between the naivety of a childish tale and the pragmatic brutality of direct, raw prose, Je vis dans une maison qui n’existe pas (I Live in a House that Doesn’t Exist) weaves a portrait of the psyche of a person suffering from dissociative personality disorder and anger management problems. A moment of rare intensity.

“Nikki lives in a house that doesn’t exist. In that house you’ll meet Madame Monster, the Little Ones, and Nuage the cloud. Not long ago, Nikki flew into a rage and now she’s looking for what she’s lost: her composure. Nikki needs to regain her composure and to do that she needs Madame Monster, the Littles Ones and Nuage the cloud. Otherwise she won’t be able to leave the house that doesn’t exist and go home…”.
_Laurène Marx, Je vis dans une maison qui n’existe pas

  • ©William Blithe
  • ©William Blithe
  • ©William Blithe

text, direction, and acting Laurène Marx assistant director Jessica Guilloud artistic collaboration Fanny Sintès sound design Nils Rougé lighting design Kelig Le Bars production Cie Je t’accapare/Bureau des Filles coproduction Théâtre Ouvert, Théâtre National de Strasbourg, CCN de Rennes – Collectif FAIR-E, Bain Public – St Nazaire, Maison Poème – Brussels support French Ministry of Culture – DRAC Pays de Loire, Département de Loire-Atlantique